There’s nothing like cold beer and cooler temperatures on a relaxing weekend afternoon. There are plenty of beer gardens around NoVA that let you enjoy some great regional brews as you enjoy the falling leaves and changing season. Here’s where you can go to get your drink on in a responsible manner.
On October 24, from noon to 6 p.m., you can enjoy more than 30 craft beers on a draft list curated with the Allied Craft distro brands along with Asian street food and a fundraiser to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Tickets are available online.
Old Town’s saint-inspired brew house and beer garden offers traditional Belgian ales you can pair with mussels or waffles and fries. Augie’s is Alexandria’s only open-air beer garden and offers more than 70 craft brews. 1106 King St., Alexandria
Take flight to this former racing-pigeon loft in historic Manassas for a spacious outdoor beer garden that comes equipped with firepits and cozy seating as the fall turns into winter. Eavesdrop Brewery craft beers are a mix of local ingredients known as a “new twist on classic.” 7223 Centreville Rd., Ste. 115, Yorkshire
While you may not be able to take a plunge in their pool, Continental’s beer garden is the perfect place for fall sipping. It’s dog-friendly, safe for kids, and filled with games that are complex enough for adults. Try any one of their more creative beer offerings, from regional breweries like Aslin to bigger brands like Shiner Bock. 1911 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington
Falls Church favorite Dominion Wine and Beer is a full restaurant and beer garden and one of three in the DC metro family of bottle shops. The beer garden is in the back of the restaurant and has flat-screens and enough lighting to watch your fall sports teams. 107 Rowell Ct., Falls Church
Probably one of the more landscaped beer gardens in NoVA, Montross makes an effort that goes beyond the typical tent-in-the-parking-lot set-up that we gladly accept when it comes to drinking great local brews. With crabs and live music in the summer, the fall months are the perfect place to grab a bite and a beer with your friends or family. 15381 Kings Hwy., Montross
Caboose Brewing’s Caboose Commons is the perfect outside environment to have a few of the local favorite microbrews like The Fog IPA, Citra Session IPA, and Wasser Pilsner. For seasonal suds, try a White-Tail Wit, Blackberry Gose, or the Wolf Trap Pale Ale. 2918 Eskridge Rd., Fairfax
The graffiti-inspired Clarendon hangout is perfect for fall partying with your friends and your dogs. Their “adult playground” is the place for grown up kids who want to play drinking sports near a tiki bar. Try favorite street tacos by Rebel Taco and gourmet party snacks like sliders, Lot dawgs, tenders, and fries by The Tailgater food trucks. 3217 10th St., Arlington
Alexandria’s trendy-corporate local fixture welcomes families and dogs daily in their side patio-parking lot beer garden. With wellness events, next-day beer delivery, shipping, and pickup, this one stop beer destination offers just about everything to meet your seasonal drinking needs. 847 S. Pickett St., Alexandria
Ono is the Hawaiian word for delicious and the inspiration behind Chantilly’s Polynesian-themed beer garden. Offering creative takes on the hard seltzer idea, along with Berliner Weisse and American Wheat varieties, there’s enough of an aloha vibe to extend the warmer months for as long as possible. 4520 Daly Dr., Ste. 102, Chantilly
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